2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Blueprint for Aging Services (language only)

Item 282 #1h

Item 282 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

Page 292, after line 59, insert:
"E.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall convene appropriate cabinet-level Secretaries and state agency personnel along with individuals chosen by their respective association to represent community-based services and supports.  The represented services and supports shall include but not be limited to:  caregiver supports, home health, home modifications, home repair services, homemaker services, independent living skills, intellectual disability supports and services, life-coaching and life-skill services, mental health services, mobility supports, nutrition, social support, specific disease advocacy, therapies and transportation.    The blueprint shall span to the year 2025 for planning purposes and shall be comprehensive, not limited to traditional health and human service issues, but rather broad-based issues of active, daily life in our communities with a variety of service models.  The blueprint shall build upon the No Wrong Door initiative and the Older Dominion Partnership.  The blueprint shall be presented to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriation and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2009."

(This amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop a blueprint for addressing the comprehensive needs of aging Virginians with the involvement of interested parties.)